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Patient Financial Specialist - Home Health Services, Ellensburg, WA


Organization: Kittitas Valley Healthcare
Category: Professional
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Date Job Posted: January 12, 2021
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Patient Financial Specialist - Home Health Services - Per Diem

1506 Radio Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926, USA
Part-time

Company Description

KVH is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes 24-hour emergency care, inpatient, and outpatient hospital services through KVH Hospital. Clinics and services provided include family medicine, internal medicine, a geriatric nurse practitioner program, home health and hospice, physical therapy, orthopedics, general surgery, pediatrics, women's health, and urgent care.

Kittitas Valley Healthcare expects all employees to uphold our Vision & Mission. The KVH Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles can be found at https://www.kvhealthcare.org/about-us/mission-vision/.

Job Description

Responsible for analyzing homecare medical records to ensure supporting billing documentation is in place, certification periods are met and clinical documentation within industry guidelines and Medicare requirements; reviews documentation and applies appropriate code for billing; obtains insurance verification and prior authorizations; monitors and works daily billing errors and A/R; participates in the creation and implementation of standard work for daily, weekly and monthly document verification and chart audits. Also functions as a backup for front office team, assisting with nurse scheduling, answering phones, referral intake and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
What is required...

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of patient account billing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Knowledge of insurance verification and authorization fundamentals

What is preferred...

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous medical billing experience with commercial insurance and Medicare/Medicaid
  • Previous experience in a medical records environment
  • Previous experience in home health and hospice coding and billing
  • Certified Coder
  • Bilingual
  • Previous medical office experience with exposure to medical records, scheduling, high volume phone systems and medical transcription

Additional Information

Wage: Wage range starts at $18.48/hour Actual starting wage will be dependent on years of applicable experience. This position may also be eligible to receive an additional 15% premium, in lieu of benefits.

FTE: Per Diem

Schedule: Primarily Monday - Friday

Benefits: This position is not benefits eligible

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